Top Moments in MLB Opening Day History

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MLB Opening Day is like New Years Day for baseball. Significant events, memorable events, and bizarre events have all occurred on baseball’s annual rebirth. For instance, the 1923 New York Yankees season was a special one. Not only did they open the original Yankee Stadium, but it ended with the Yankees winning the first of 27 World […] READ MORE


The Crazy Crab: Hang In There

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The Crazy Crab: Hang In There Hang In There The official slogan for the 1984 San Francisco Giants was “Hang in there”. This is, as slogans go, not the most promising. The reason for such a lackluster outlook was the combination of a few factors. It had been nearly a decade since the team made […] READ MORE


 It’s Time For A New MVP Handle

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 It’s Time For A New MVP Handle Kenesaw Mountain Landis What’s In A Name We’ll start with the name: Kenesaw Mountain Landis. It is quite a name. Where did it come from? The Civil War, of course. Kenesaw’s father was wounded at the battle of Kenesaw Mountain. And when his son was born in 1866, […] READ MORE


Joe Morgan Passes Away

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Cincinnati Reds second baseman and Hall of Famer Joe Morgan passed away this morning. Morgan was 77 years old. Bob Nightengale of USA Today was the first with the news on Twitter. More awful news. Hall of Famer Joe Morgan has passed away. — Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) October 12, 2020 Over the last six weeks, […] READ MORE


Betts MVP Campaign Leads First Place Dodgers

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Mookie Betts Thriving in New L.A. Home In early February, the Los Angeles Dodgers won the offseason by acquiring former AL MVP Mookie Betts from the Boston Red Sox. In mid-July, Betts signed a long-term contract with the Dodgers that will keep him in Los Angeles for another 12 years. Halfway through the shortened 2020 […] READ MORE


The Hard-Luck Trade History of Doyle Alexander

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The Hard-Luck Trade History of Doyle Alexander “Whom did the Atlanta Braves trade to get John Smoltz?” Most serious baseball fans know the answer to this question is pitcher Doyle Alexander. Many use this as a punchline against the Detroit Tigers, the team who gave up Smoltz. Few, however, know that Alexander was once traded […] READ MORE


Reliving History: The 1970 Baltimore Orioles

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Earl Weaver’s 1970 Baltimore Orioles Squad Continuing onto the next part of our “Reliving History” series, today’s focus will be based around the 1970 Baltimore Orioles. The Orioles had a very good run from 1969 until about 1983, finishing in first or second all but two seasons. At the time, Baltimore was one of the […] READ MORE